Due to the easing of restrictions in Queensland, Australia and on advice from Queensland Health, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices and recommence visits.
All correctional centres will revert to Stage 1 restrictions from 6am on 15 April. This means that personal, cultural, official, legal and visits from Elders are able to recommence from that time.
Please contact the relevant correctional centre for details of current visitor numbers permitted under COVID-Safe plans, to book one-hour contact and non-contact visits. Virtual Personal Visits can still be booked as normal.
Everyone entering a correctional centre will continue to undergo health screening and temperature checks. For the safety of our officers and the prisoners in our care, please do not come for a visit if you are unwell or showing any COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are minor (please self-isolate and get tested immediately).
Where social distancing is not possible between other officers or prisoners, in accordance with current Queensland Health advice, masks are recommended.
All correctional centres have a COVID-Safe plan in place, including the requirement for social distancing, hygiene and other fundamental measures that help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We also continue to pay close attention to regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces as well as maintaining regular hand washing or sanitising, good cough and sneeze etiquette and adhere to workplace COVID-safe plans.
We must remain vigilant and agile in our approach while we are dealing with this virus and will continue to act on the expert advice provided to us by Queensland Health.
A cautious approach as well as stringent planning and execution has served us well and has kept COVID-19 out of our centres, and we thank you for your patience.